Friday, September 29, the NBA sent a memo to all 30 NBA Teams detailing NBA Commissioner ADAM SILVER's expectations of player behavior during the presentation of the UNITED STATES FLAG and the STAR-SPANGLED BANNER!!!
The memo also encourages players to be vocal on issues that they believe to be important, and outlines venues of team, community, media, and, national engagement for communicating their concerns on these issue issues.
Courtesy of the really good people at the WASHINGTON POST Newspaper, here is the FULL TEXT of the official NBA MEMO: NATIONAL ANTHEM PROTOCOL - NEXT STEPS: BUILDING STRONGER, SAFER COMMUNITIES:
These are difficult and nuanced issues.